Word Search Contest

The word search contest is coming to an end! The winner will be announced on Thursday, February 23rd.


There is still time to enter to win a prize! Pick up a sheet from the library and make sure to follow all the rules to be eligible for a prize.

The rules: name on top, write the number of words found (on top), cross the words off the front and write them on the back (you can attach a second sheet if you need more room)

Hint: you are looking for literary terms or book genres.

Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, February 22nd.

The Bookmark Contest is Back!

I am happy to announce that we will be having another bookmark contest this year!

Get creative for a chance to win a prize and have your artwork printed and available in the library! But hurry, the contest will end February 29th.

I have been so amazed and impressed by the level of talent here at MEI!! This will be our fourth bookmark contest. There are usually so many awesome entries that the judges have a hard time picking the winners.

The Rules… maximum size: 2.5 inches by 7 inches. Must be able to be scanned. Submit as many as you would like. Make sure your name and grade are on the back!

There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for hand drawn bookmarks and a 1st place prize for digital bookmarks. The winners for this year’s contest will be announced after spring break. Check out the previous winners…


2013 winners









2012 winners










2011 winners


The Scholastic Book Fair is here!!

MEI Middle School is once again hosting a Scholastic Book Fair! Join us for this special event October 26th – 29th in the Multi-Purpose Room. Come celebrate books and reading with us!

The Book Fair will be open during lunch and after school on Monday, 8:00am-4:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8:00am-8:00pm on Thursday.

There are several contests you can enter to win a prize – remember to decorate a monster and bring it to the fair! If you bring an adult family member to the book fair, you can enter the “Family Prize Draw” for a chance to win $50.00 in books!! $25 worth of books for you, and $25 for your classroom teacher. Contest submissions for the family draw must be in by 4pm on Wednesday.

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Welcome to the 2015-16 school year!!

I hope everyone had a great summer! sun

A few announcements:

Textbooks will be signed out during the first week of school. Please take time to fill out the online Textbook Condition Form. This ensures you will not pay for damage to your textbook that you did not do. Submit your form BEFORE September 18 for a chance to win a prize!

The library will be closed during the lunch break this week, regular library times/hours will start next week.  **Please note: the library will be closed after school a couple times each month for meetings. Dates will be announced.

Check out the links on the side for information on how to access your library and Office 365 accounts, library hours, the Textbook Condition Form, suggest a book and much more! Also, check out the Library Thing widget (under the links on the left) to see the new books as they are added to the library collection.

Remember to check your library account regularly and renew or return your library items. Fines add up quickly but you can renew your books from home so let us aim for a fine free year!




Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Middle School’s Scholastic Book Fair. I would also like to thank the amazing student crew and parent helpers who made the book fair possible! Because of you the school raised over $1300.00 for new books and resources!

Also, a HUGE thank you to Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in Abbotsford for your generous donation of coupons for free frozen yogurt to those who purchased a book at the fair!

Congratulations to all the contest winners! Hope you enjoyed your prizes.

The library copy of books from the fair will be on the “New” shelf soon. Check out the blog’s “New Stuff” for other books that have just been added! Book 12 of the Ranger’s Apprentice is ready, the newest Percy Jackson’s graphic novel, the latest Warriors books, and many more!



Up, Up and Away!

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Grade 6 students, this summer reading club is for you!

“Get ready for some up lifting reading and more! You will receive a fabulous free Reading Record and bookmark, as well as collect weekly stickers to keep track of all the strange reading they do. Explore this year’s SRC theme through fun free programs, contests and displays all summer. Kids who complete their Reading Record will be eligible to receive a special Summer Reading Club medal!

Registration for Summer Reading Club begins mid-June.  Kids who joins SRC will be given a colourful reading record and bookmark. Visit the library regularly and collect stickers for your reading record.  At the end of the summer you may receive a medal for your efforts. Enjoy cool programs and contests throughout July and August. There are lots of great prizes to be won!

Regular reading during the summer helps kids to maintain or even improve their reading and literacy skills. Studies show that voluntary reading is the number one factor in establishing good reading habits. Summer Reading Club makes reading fun and our expert staff can help kids find just the right book or magazine from among a wide variety of library materials.” — FVRL

Up, Up and Away!

“This summer, teens in grades 7 to 12 are invited to be taken Up, Up, and Away! when they join the Teen Summer Reading Club. Drop by any Fraser Valley Regional Library location beginning in mid-June to register and pick up your free Teen Reading Record and bookmark.

For every seven days that you read this summer, you become eligible to win one of several amazing FVRL prizes, including, $100 Chapters Gift Cards and Samsung Galaxy Tablets.

Check out the Teen space on FVRL’s Facebook page. You’ll find book reviews and trailers, quizzes and more. Got a book suggestion or something to say? Leave a comment – they’d love to hear from you!” — FVRL


It is great to see the returning grade 7&8 students again and so nice to meet the new grade 6 classes and all the new 7&8 students!

Everyone should have textbooks signed out to them now. Remember to hand in your Textbook Condition Forms by September 14th for a chance to win a great prize!

If you miss that date, they are due on September 28. It is important to hand them in to avoid paying for damages you didn’t do!

Some great new books should be arriving any day now! Watch the “New Stuff” to see what will be available soon.